Jackie, 2018 by Katrin Koenning

image of Jackie 2018 by Katrin Koenning

Artist's statement

Much of my work explores our physical and emotional connection to place, and notions of belonging and dislocation. I often make pictures with the people close to me, like this one of my dear friend and neighbour Jackie. A little earlier this year we were celebrating her 30th birthday; it was an exuberant night full of dancing and cake. My gift to her was making this portrait. Using my camera to witness and hold a significant moment in her journey through time, I wanted to make an intimate and celebratory picture that reflected her spirit of kindness, beauty and strength.